Governments and Corporations try to exploit journalism...but a collapsed profession isn't going to line their little coffers.

Apple is trying to do it, but legacy media aren’t biting the way they once did. For once, I agree with them. It is just another asset-squeezer making big promises and delivering nothing. Let Apple make its own content for once.

The European Parliament wants a link tax. Fuck them. They will be shocked at how little money they will get — and Big Tech may not like the decision, but Europe can be easily bypassed and there are ways around this gambit. If Big Tech skirts around the tax by isolating Europe, the world will go on easily without reading the Guardian, for instance. A link tax is a very bad idea, and the legacy media in Europe are being blinded by their aristocratic arrogance and assumption that the old feudal systems of yore will work. Their bullshit is not essential reading, and stories can be farmed out.

It is a lazy effort, and those kinds never bring in the dough — or the innovations…